Dan Gunderson Feature Archive

Fargo city officials are developing a plan to burn natural gas in city vehicles, primarily buses and garbage trucks. "It burns cleaner, it has more power and it's cheaper. So that's a good combination," Fargo City Commissioner Mike Williams said. (08/18/2013)
Back yard gardeners who plant bee-friendly plants and flowers, may actually be killing bees. A new report released today by Friends of the Earth, showed that plants purchased at large retailers can contain insecticides toxic to bees and other insects. (08/14/2013)
By ensuring that elderly people take medications, a simple device could allow them to stay healthy and out of the hospital or nursing home. (08/08/2013)
Gays and lesbians who live and work in Minnesota's border communities know they must deal with some practical realities of love and the law. (08/01/2013)
Dozens of well-wishers with signs and noisemakers greeted couples leaving the Clay County Courthouse in Moorhead after a midnight ceremony. It became legal for same-sex couples to marry in Minnesota today. (08/01/2013)
Berry pickers heading to the Beltrami Island State Forest this summer might be surprised to find their favorite blueberry picking spot is off limits. (07/31/2013)
Property owners throughout Minnesota are increasingly turning to a new funding tool called lake improvement districts to protect water quality and fight the spread of invasive species. But the new taxes the districts levy are dividing residents around several Minnesota lakes. (07/18/2013)
Be observant. Don't hit anything. Pilots in the cockpit live by those rules. Take the pilot out of the plane, though, and things get complicated. That's the dilemma aviation researchers face as they navigate the future of unmanned aircraft. (07/17/2013)
How do you sneak up on a loon? That's the question this night as wildlife scientists slide a boat into South Turtle Lake, a few miles east of Fergus Falls. (07/15/2013)
Former U.S. Rep. Arlan Stangeland died Tuesday at the age of 83. (07/03/2013)
Don't flush your old prescription drugs. They pollute the state's waters. Officials and environmental leaders concede the public has heard mixed messages over the years about what to do with pharmaceuticals and other compounds that can contaminate lakes and rivers. (07/03/2013)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is giving money to Minnesota and other Midwestern states to monitor bat populations for white-nose disease, which is caused by a fungus and has wiped out bat populations in parts of the eastern United States. (06/29/2013)
After heavy rain, the Red River is rising quickly in Fargo-Moorhead. (06/26/2013)
Police, prosecutors and even bank employees are paying more attention to the signs of elder abuse in Clay County after a training initiative sponsored by an elder abuse education initiative. (06/25/2013)
The White Earth Nation takes its constitutional reform initiative on the road this week. The first in a series of informational meetings for tribal members will be held June 19 on the Iron Range in the community of Marble. (06/18/2013)